News from the DNR Office of Communications

Deep Creek Lake State Park Advises Park Visitors of Upcoming Special Event

Swanton, Md. (September 10, 2009)Deep Creek Lake State Park roads, ramp and beach area will be heavily congested for most of the day on Sunday, September 20th, 2009. The TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon will begin and end at the Deep Creek State Park beach area. Visitors should expect traffic congestion and a large number of people moving throughout the park from 5 am until at least 5 pm that day.

The swim event begins and ends at the swimming beach. Boaters should plan to stay away from the Meadow Mountain bridge area of the lake for most of the morning. Other segments of the race use the roadways and service road throughout the entire park.

Visitors who anticipate using the boat ramp that weekend are encouraged to avoid any use of the ramp on Sunday to help minimize congestion and to avoid long delays. Contact the Park office at 301-387-5563 with any additional questions about park visitor impact on this special event day.

There are over 600 athletes registered to attend and participate in this event. This event is a fund-raiser and awareness campaign of the non-profit Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. For additional information about the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon, visit its website at

   September 10, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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